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Le Economiste – Hindu College Economics Fest

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The Economics department of Hindu College kick started its economics fest “Le Economiste” on 30th January. The three day fest promised a plethora of competitions like Monopolist , Mock economy , J-A-M, Doodle, photography, AD MAD, scavenger hunt, presentations and FIFA. The first event of the day started at around 9 am with a quiz on economics. Around 15 teams from all over Delhi University registered and there was an estimated participation of close to hundred students on DAY 1. This was followed by “The monopolist”, in which participants were given questionnaires centered on general economic knowledge and crosswords that dealt with economic terms and processes. Towards the latter half of the day, “Just a minute” or JAM as it is commonly known, was held. The competition was bilingual, but Hindi showed its colloquial dominance as both the first and second prize winners  Mohit and Prabhanshu gave their speeches in Hindi. Charvi Jain and Mahesh of Hindu College were close competitors. The Third of the economics festival of Hindu College “L’Economiste ’13” was sweet and short. It started at ten thirty in the morning with the final round of the three-day event – The Monopolist. The fifth round of the board game ended with Hansraj College in first place. Ad Mad followed this: termed “great fun” by the participants, it was a lively event with Satyawati College proclaimed as the winners. The fest ended at 1.30 with a closing lecture by Dr. Jayati Ghosh, a renowned economist and professor at Jawahar Lal Nehru College. Talking about “economic reforms and the way forward”, she captured the attention of all present. A brilliant orator, she left the “children of the reforms” thinking about the growth and development of our country. She stressed on the need for our generation to realize the tasks at hand. Dr. Jayati Ghosh stated that though the growth in income was immense, it was not sustainable and went on to explain why: talking about the reforms of the past, and how we took the “easy way out”. She left the enthusiastic learners thinking about creative methods to remedy the mistakes of the past, suggesting the need to shift from a “profit led” growth to an “employment led” growth. The organizers who clad in formals looked content as they headed out for lunch, soaking in the success of the festival. It was a brilliant end to a brilliant fest!   Adita Bhatia             &        Siddhi Goyel [email protected]      [email protected] Image credits: Ishika Gupta ]]>

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